From: Christiana, TN
Photos as promised (all taken with my phone camera as I forgot my regular camera, some good, some not so good, my phone does not like CF bulbs...):
These above five were taken from the pedestrian bridge on the way to the Lions/Titans game. A little grainy from zooming in. The last one looks better, but more city than LST
These five are approaching the ship after the game. Note the long line! Number 3 and 4 are waiting in line. The last is a "famous" General that served in the ETO... Lots of kids got their picture taken.
These three are of the Tank Deck. I shook every crewman's hand and told them how I really appreciated the opportunity to be on such a historic vessel. One fellow asked me how much I knew about these ships. I told him I had read some books and done other research about quite a few vessels of WWII. He asked me when D-Day was. I asked him which invasion. Sicily, Normandy, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, etc. He smiled an understanding smile. If he only knew the group I hung out with!
Maintenance rooms. Nice assortment of tools and machines to work on almost anything to keep the ship going!
Secondary engine room. Sealed with thick plexiglas, no way to get down there to take better pictures.
Winch in the aft end of the Tank Deck.
Crew making dinner! There are forty-five members of the crew while she was in Nashville. They eat and sleep on the ship while they are there.
Aft AAA weapons. The last one was restored as an Eagle project!
Me on the Main Deck looking towards the bow. The aft galley/officers country/bridge superstructure is behind me.
These five are some my wife took, her camera worked better in the Tank Deck. All but the first were from the Tank Deck and are medical related. (She is a Nurse) The first one was above the Bridge and we assume it is from the Greek Navy history of this ship.
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